Perspective of Silvio

Silvio Koller, from Wermatswil (ZH), just came back from a two month mission onboard the Africa Mercy.

„I heard about Mercy Ships from a girl friend who had gotten onboard last year. This immediately triggered my enthusiasm. This year, I, in turn, had the opportunity to board the Africa Mercy, off Sierra Leone. I worked as a nurse in orthopedic services, hernia and plastic surgery. The job was highly interesting and I am glad that I could make this experience. For me, giving up two months of salary was not an issue, as was paying for my stay onboard. Seeing what is accomplished there is enough a remuneration.

Encounters with patients were highly enriching and I was even invited once to one patient's place! Another patient particularly impressed me. He explained to me what they had gone through during the civil war, how the rebels treated the vi